US Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center

Energy Conservation Investment Program

Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) projects are designed to dramatically change energy consumption at an installation or joint base, implement renewable energy technologies, and conserve water resources.

Recognized as subject matter experts (SME) for validating ECIP projects, the program manager is a member of the Office of the Secretary of Defense(OSD) Integrated Program Team (IPT), establishing program strategies for all U.S. military services.  The team assists with developing the annual ECIP guidance for both OSD and Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (OACSIM). 

The program validates DD Form 1391 (Military Construction Project Data) requests for the Department of Defense (DoD) ensuring projects are complete.  This includes meeting established Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR) goals and ensuring the most viable projects, as established by the DoD ECIP criteria, move forward for potential funding.

ECIP projects are prioritized within three categories:

  • Energy Efficiency – 65 percent
  • Renewable Energy – 25 percent
  • Water Conservation – 10 percent
The ECIP team improves program planning efforts through the use of four techniques:
  • Administrative – Ensure that the DD1391 is properly and completely filled out with appropriate and required signatures
  • Technical – Utilizes the Biddability, Constructability, Operability, Environmental, and Sustainability (BCOES) process.
  • Cost – Develops the Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) and calculates the Savings to Investment Ratio (SIR).  Develops a parametric estimate to determine the project amount.
  • Cybersecurity/Network Integration – Develops template language to be incorporated into ECIP projects for cybersecurity processes/procedures.  Determines and develops the cost of an accredited system.

Contact the ECIP team by calling (256) 895-1352 or send an email.

Learn More

To Learn more about ECIP, click here and view our Fact Sheet.